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DAFP Sports Medicine Symposium
Thursday, March 10
4:45 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Medical Society of Delaware
The Delaware Academy of Family Physicians' 14th Annual Sports Medicine Symposium, taking place the evening of March 10, 2016, will feature an exciting venue of topics that will educate the busy practitioner in the field of Primary Care Sports Medicine. Exercise for promoting health is a focus of this year’s conference, and an “Exercise Prescription” will be presented along with an overview of the proper use and choice of exercise equipment for our patients. Recognizing that our patients may exercise in various scenarios, the challenges of the athlete in high altitudes will be presented, as well as the unique concerns and injuries of scuba divers. An educational presentation of orthopedic pearls will sharpen our skills in the care of our patients.
Swank Memory Care Symposium
Friday, March 11
8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
John H. Ammon Medical Education Center
Save the date for "Managing Dementia - A Multidisciplinary Approach" presented by the Swank Memory Care Center. Check in begins at 7:30 a.m. This symposium is appropriate for primary care clinicians, nurses, social workers and other providers and will focus on important clinical issues in the treatment of memory impaired patients. This is a multidisciplinary conference for geriatric psychiatrists, geriatricians, nurse practitioners, occupational therapy and social work.
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DAFP Scientific Assembly
Saturday, April 9
7:45 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Ammon Center at Christiana Hospital
Sponsor and exhibitor information can be viewed by clicking here.
Registration is now open!
Tuesday, May 3 at 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
John H. Ammon Medical Education Center,
Christiana Hospital Campus
The 53rd Holloway Infectious Disease Symposium continues the legacy of this prestigious conference and is specifically designed to address the needs of our busiest clinical colleagues. The Visiting Professor Conference will host Dr. Bennett Lorber, M.D., DSc (Hon), MACP, Durant Professor of Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine.
8:15 a.m. — Dr. Samuel Rafik, Temple University: Pre exposure prophylaxis in HIV
9:15 a.m. — Dr. Sten Vermund, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health: The effects of climate change on infectious diseases
10:30 a.m. — Dr. John Rex, AstraZeneca Infection, "enabling drug discovery to combat the crisis of antimicrobial resistance"
12:30 -1:45 p.m. — 6th Annual Holloway Visiting Professor Conference Dr. Bennett Lorber
2 p.m. — Dr. Thomas File, Summa Health System: Controversies in pneumonia
3 p.m. — Dr. Salvatore Mangione, Thomas Jefferson: The History of Infectious Disease through Art and Literature
Quality Insights of Delaware
The Diabetes Self-Management Program is an evidence-based program developed by Stanford University. It teaches people with diabetes and/or their caregivers the skills needed in the day-to-day management of this chronic disease. It is designed to help patients gain the self-confidence needed to control their symptoms and learn how the disease can impact their lives.
The small-group workshops are 2.5 hours long and are held once a week for six weeks. These workshops are easy to understand and highly interactive, focusing on building skills, sharing experiences and support. All materials for the workshop are provided free of charge.
Immunization Coalition of Delaware
If your practice
immunizations and is
planning to attest to Meaningful
you must submit
to engage with
the Delaware Department of
for electronic data transmission of immunizations.
The Delaware Immunization Program can receive immunization
reporting data several different ways
– but in order to qualify for Meaningful Use, you must submit immunizations electronically via a provider's electronic health record system.
Quality Insights is here to help you accomplish this task.
Infection Control Today
According to this week's FluView report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, flu activity continues to increase in the U.S. All 10 regions of the country are experiencing elevated influenza-like illness levels. H1N1 viruses are most common at this time. This is the same H1N1 virus that emerged in 2009 to cause a pandemic. Seasonal flu vaccines have included the H1N1 pandemic virus since 2010. CDC reports this season's vaccine is offering significant protection against circulating viruses this season. CDC recommends an annual flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older. If you have not gotten vaccinated yet this season, you should get vaccinated now.
Even on her worst days, Tracy Young goes to her appointments at the San Fernando Mental Health Center. The counseling and medication, she says, keep her depression and schizophrenia at bay.
"I come here faithfully," said Young, 50. "I have to come here or I be feeling I just want to give up."
Young isn't nearly as religious about her physical health, despite painful arthritis, a persistent back ache and a family history of cancer. Until this month, she hadn't seen a medical doctor in more than three years.
It's late afternoon at a busy medical clinic in Baltimore. Dr. John Allen sits at a small desk by the window. Pale yellow sunlight streams in. A can of diet soda rests on the windowsill. He scrolls through his patients' test results on his computer screen and picks up the phone.
"Hi, it's Dr. Allen, just wanted to go over the results of your recent hand X-ray. Good news – there's nothing broken."
Allen is in the second year of his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Maryland. He remembers his first year out of medical school, his intern year, was terrifying.
By Jessica Taylor
A recent study published in PLOS One showed that the clinician-patient relationship has an effect on healthcare outcomes. There's no denying that clinicians have a high-stress job atmosphere, but that shouldn't take away from the bedside manner given to patients. Whether you're on the phone or in person, your tone, mannerisms and appearance all take a toll on the patient. That said, it can also take a toll on your professional career.
Social media is more powerful than you think. It has become increasingly common for patients to find their physicians online. Creating a positive online presence can be one of the easiest ways to market your practice and make a lasting impression on patients.
Creating or improving your online presence isn't difficult. However, it requires a series of proactive steps. An important first step is to increase your search engine optimization. SEO is the process of making your online content more likely to show up in Google and other search engines.
The details of the day have not left Dr. Michael Shreve, even after a decade: The blood gurgling into his infant patient's lungs. The medications he sprayed to try to stop the bleeding. The manual pump he used to keep baby Rose breathing until her family came to say goodbye.
Rose died that day, and Shreve felt utterly helpless. "I did nothing for this child," he said. "I did nothing for this family."
Years later, he poured that day into a poem, memorializing Rose in verse: "Red returns/ Heart rate stumbles/ Monitors warn/ Tiny lungs stiffen/ Too much."
When patients refuse care on the basis of their doctor's race or ethnic background, it raises a series of difficulties for both physicians involved and for the institutions that employ them. A story in Medscape Medical News looked at the ethical, legal and clinical quandaries generated by such cases.
Competent patients have a right to choose who administers their care. But in the case of an openly racist patient, that right has to be balanced against a physician's employment rights, as well as the physician's right to respectful and dignified treatment, says Alicia Fernández, M.D., who co-authored a recent New England Journal of Medicine article on the subject.
By Jessica Taylor
Medical personnel know attitude, tone and body language are key to patient satisfaction. I recently had the pleasure of visiting a practice where the atmosphere was great, but one thing killed the experience: document errors. After receiving one of their forms, I immediately noticed that HIPAA was spelled incorrectly as "HIPPA," which automatically made me think HIPPA-potomus. Although it was funny at the moment, I began to question the professionalism of this practice.
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